A little green jewel-like beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), has arrived in Hopewell Valley and its effects will be devastating. EAB threatens the entire North American Fraxinus (Ash) genus. Ash trees are one of the primary native trees in Hopewell Valley and can be found on public property and in forests and yards though our area.
Hopewell Township is being proactive in the fight to protect our ash trees. (For more information, go to https://www.haveyoursayhopewelltwp.org/Emerald-Ash-Borer.) Due to the nature of the attack, it is very difficult to determine which trees have already succumbed. As a result, many ash trees, some infected and some yet to be infected, must be taken down to insure public safety.